BENEFITS OF KNITTING ON THE MENTAL HEALTH
There numerous benefits of knitting which apply to the mental health. Some of the benefit factors include reducing anxiety and the feeling of loneliness and isolation, as well as lowering blood pressure after facing adversities and stress. Meeting new people who share the same interest in knitting will create a sense of belonging and alleviate any negative thoughts regarding isolating oneself.
Moreover, with neurodegenerative illnesses, such as Parkinson, it has been observed a decrease in the uncontrolled movements of hands and feet. It slows down the onset of dementia as well.
The beauty of knitting is that, through its creative process, it increases the sense of wellbeing and helps with the serotonin release, making you feel happy and cheerful.